Jan Lee Ande

Jan Lee Ande's books are Instructions for Walking on Water (Ashland Poetry Press, 2001) and Reliquary (Texas Review Press, 2003). In addition to an M.A. in Asian studies and a Ph.D. in history of consciousness, she has an M.F.A. in poetry from San Diego State University. She teaches poetry, poetics, and history of religions at Union Intitute & University. Ande lives in Portland, Oregon.

Noga Arikha

B.A., King's College, University of London; M.A. and Ph.D., Warburg Institute, University of London. Currently writing a book on the history of humoral theory (Ecco Press, forthcoming); other areas of interest include history of ideas about the mind, history of science and philosophy, philosophy of mind and cognitive sciences. Author of Adam's Spectacles: Nature, Mind and Body in the Age of Mechanism. Article, "Deafness, Ideas and the Language of Thought in the Late 1600s," forthcoming in British Journal for the History of Philosophy; has also translated works from the Italian and written for the Times Literary Supplement, Economist, and other journals. Shares curatorial and editorial duties for Art & Cognition, a bilingual virtual symposium. Fellow at the Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America, Columbia University (2002-03). She is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor at Bard College.

Aaron Baker

Aaron Baker received his MFA in Poetry in 2001 from the University of Virginia, where he was a Henry Hoyns Fellow. He recently completed two years as a Wallace Stegner Fellow in Creative Writing at Stanford University. His work has appeared in numerous journals, including Poetry and Post Road and has been featured on the website Poetry Daily. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, the poet Jennifer Chang.

David Baker

David Baker's ninth book, Starlight: Selected Poems, appeared in the UK in 2004 from Arc Publications. His other most recent publications include Changeable Thunder (poems, 2001) and Heresy and the Ideal: On Contemporary Poetry (criticism, 2000). He is a 2000-01 Guggenheim Fellow, the Poetry Editor of the Kenyon Review, and he currently teaches at Denison University and for the MFA program for writers at Warren Wilson College. David writes that he has "been honored to be one of the Campbell Corner judges since its beginning" and that he is "delighted to help...due to love of the art, devotion to poets, and also in gratitude for the achievements of Joseph Campbell."

Brian Barker

Brian Barker holds a B.A. from Virginia Commonwealth University, an M.F.A. from George Mason University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Houston. His first book of poems, The Animal Gospels, won the Tupelo Press Editors' Prize and will be published in the spring of 2006. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Poetry, Blackbird, Painted Bride Quarterly, Sou'wester, Quarterly West, and River Styx. He currently works at the University of Missouri- Columbia as the Assistant Director of The Center for the Literary Arts and managing editor of the journal Center.

Christopher Buckley

Christopher Buckley is a Guggenheim Fellow in poetry for 2007-2008.  His most recent book  is AND THE SEA from The Sheep Meadow press in NY.  In 2008 his 15th and 16th books will appear:  MODERN HISTORY: Prose Poems 1987-2007 from Tupelo Press and ROLLING THE BONES from Eastern Washington Univ. Press.
Also in early 2008, Alcatraz Editons will bring out BEAR FLAG REPUBLIC: Prose Poems and Poetics from California which he has edited with Gary Young.  He teaches in the creative writing department at the University of California Riverside.

Lynn Chandhok

Lynn Chandhok's poetry has appeared in The New Republic, Tin House, The Antioch Review, The Missouri Review, and Sewanee Theological Review, and elsewhere, and has been featured on Poetry Daily. A chapbook, Picking the Flowers, is forthcoming from Aralia Press. Her first manuscript, The View from Zero Bridge, was a semifinalist for the Walt Whitman Prize and a finalist for the Beatrice Hawley Prize, the Colorado Prize, the Agha Shahid Ali Prize, and the Donald Justice Prize. (As of June 2006, it is still looking for a publisher.) She has been a semifinalist for the "Discovery"/The Nation Prize three times. Chandhok teaches at Poly Prep Country Day School in Brooklyn, NY, where she lives with her family.

Jennifer Chang

Jennifer Chang was a Henry Hoyns Fellow at the University of Virginia. Her poems have appeared in or are forthcoming from New England Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, Pleiades, Seneca Review, Asian American Poetry: The Next Generation, and other publications. She has received fellowships from the Barbara Deming Foundation, The MacDowell Colony, and the Djerassi Resident Artists Program. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband, the poet Aaron Baker.

Victoria Chang

Victoria Chang's book of poems, Circle, won the Crab Orchard Open Competition (Southern Illinois, 2005).  She edited Asian American Poetry: The Next Generation (Illinois, 2004).  Her poems have been published in Best American Poetry, Poetry, Ploughshares, New Republic, and Paris Review.  She lives in Irvine, California.

Brian Culhane

Brian Culhane received his BA from the City University of New York, his MFA from Columbia University, and his PhD from the University of Washington. He currently teaches film studies and English at Lakeside School, an independent school in Seattle. He is married and has two children. His poems have appeared widely in journals, most recently in The Paris Review.

Michael Davis

Michael Davis' academic interests include Greek philosophy, moral and political philosophy, and philosophy and literature. He is the author of many books, the most recent of which are The Autobiography of Philosophy and a translation of Aristotle's On Poetics. A lecturer, essayist and reviewer, he is also a member, and on the editorial board, of Anicent Philosophy. He teaches at Sarah Lawrence College.

Anthony Deaton

Anthony Deaton's poetry has appeared in such journals as The Gettysburg Review, The Nation, The Paris Review, The Texas Review, and others. He has been a recipient of a "Discovery"/The Nation Prize, The Campbell Corner Poetry Prize, and Academy of American Poets Award, and a Pushcart Nomination. He lives and works in Washington, Pennsylvania.

Matt Donovan

Matt Donovan, an Ohio native, received his BA from Vassar College. In 1996, while living in Belfast, he completed an MA degree in creative writing from Lancaster University. This past spring, he graduated from New York University's MFA creative writing program as a New York Times Fellow. Recently, he received a Writers at Work Fellowship for his poetry, and is currently the recipient of Vassar College's W.K. Rose Fellowship in the Arts. He was a finalist for the Dana Awards in 2003, and a semi-finalist for "Discovery"/the Nation Contest in 2002. His poems have appeared, or are forthcoming, in Poetry, Threepenny Review, Gettysburg Review, Crab Orchard Review, Quarterly West, Ontario Review, Barrow Street, PoetryDaily, Ekphrasis, and Poetry Ireland.

Moira Egan

Moira Egan has an M.F.A. from Columbia University, where her manuscript was awarded the Austin Prize by James Merrill in1992. Recent work appears in American Letters & Commentary, The Drunken Boat , Kalliope, The Laurel Review, Literal Latte, Maryland Poetry Review, Poems & Plays, Poet Lore, Poetry, and elsewhere. Her work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and has won many other awards. She lived in Greece for three years, and now lives and teaches in Baltimore. Her book-length poetry manuscript, Cleave, is in need of a publisher.

Beth Ann Fennelly

Beth Ann Fennelly is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Mississippi and lives in Oxford, MS, with her husband, fiction writer Tom Franklin, and their daughter, Claire. Beth Ann has received grants from the State of Illinois Arts Council and the NEA. She is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize and the Wood Award for Distinguished Writing from The Carolina Quarterly and residencies at the University of Arizona, MacDowell, and Breadloaf. Her poems have been published in TriQuarterly, Shenandoah, The Georgia Review, The Michigan Quarterly Review, The American Scholar, and Poetry Ireland Review. Her poems have been reprinted in Best American Poetry 1996, The Penguin Book of the Sonnet and Poets of the New Century. Her first full length book, Open House, won The 2001 Kenyon Review Prize for Poetry, the GLCA New Writers Award, and was a Book Sense Top Ten Poetry Pick. Her second book, Tender Hooks, was published by W. W. Norton in April, 2004.

Barbara Claire Freeman

Barbara Claire Freeman is a literary critic and professor of literature who has recently turned her full attention to writing poetry. She is the author of The Feminine Sublime: Gender and Excess in Women's Fiction (University of California Press, 1998, pbk. 2000), among other works of criticism. Formerly an Associate Professor of English at Harvard, she teaches creative writing in the Rhetoric Department at the University of California,  Berkeley.

Nicholas Giosa

Nicholas Giosa, M.D., is a retired anesthesiologist, a graduate of Columbia University and Boston University School of Medicine, who has been writing poetry, intermittently, for half a century. He enjoys photography, painting and the graphic arts and illustrated his book of poems, Words, Wounds and Wonder, with photographs, lithographs, etchings, woodcuts and pen and ink drawings. His poems have appeared in: Connecticut River Review, The Lyric, Connecticut Medicine and Survey of Ophthalmology.

Donald Hanks

Donald Hanks is a Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of New Orleans, where he has been on the faculty for more than thirty years. He is a frequent contributor and member of the Editorial Review Board of Contemporary Philosophy. His work focuses on Philosophic Perspectives of the Global Community, including the recent monograph Christ as Criminal: Antinomian Trends for a New Millenium (Mellon, 1997).

Roy Jacobstein

Roy Jacobstein's third collection of poetry, Fuchsia in Cambodia, appears in 2008 from TriQuarterly Books/Northwestern U Press. His first book, Ripe (U Wisconsin Press, 2002), won the Felix Pollak Prize. "The Mystery and Melancholy of the Street" is from his second book, A Form of Optimism (U Press of New England, 2006), which won the Samuel French Morse Prize; the poem is included in a chapter on the ekphrasis in LITERATURE: Reading Fiction, Poetry and Drama (Mc-Graw-Hill, 2006). He is a physician working on women's reproductive health in Africa and Asia.

Kate Knapp Johnson

Kate Knapp Johnson is the author of three collections of poetry: When Orchids Were Flowers (Dragon's Gate), This Perfect Life (Miami University Press), and Wind Somewhere, and Shade (Miami University Press). A recipient of the New York Foundation for the Arts Award, Johnson teaches at Sarah Lawrence College and is in the training program at The Westchester Institute for Psychoanalysis. She lives in Mt. Kisco, NY with her husband and children.

Rebecca Kavaler

A native of Georgia, twice a recipient of a NEA fellowship, Rebecca Kavaler has published in Antioch Review, Prairie Schooner, Mid-American Review, Shenandoah, Yale Review, Carolina Quarterly, etc.  Her poetry has appeared in Prairie Schooner, Atlanta Review, and Fantasy & Science Fiction. Her fiction has been selected for Best American Short Stories and the AWP Award Series for Short Fiction. Three volumes of her stories and one novel have been published.

Lance Larsen

Lance Larsen's poems have appeared in Paris Review, Kenyon Review, New Republic, Threepenny Review, The Times Literary Supplement, and elsewhere. His first collection, Erasable Walls (New Issues) was published in 1998. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Houston and has recieved several awards, including fellowships from the Cultural Arts Council of Houston, the Utah Arts Council, and the sewanee Writers' Conference. Director of English Graduate studies at BYU, he is married to painter and mixed-media artist Jacqui Larsen.

Ann Lauinger

Ann Lauinger's poems have appeared in many journals, including Global City Review, Confrontation, Parnassus: Poetry in Review, and Rattapallax, and are forthcoming in Eclipse and Missouri Review. She won the 2002 Erskine J. Poetry Prize from Smartish Pace and teaches medieval and Renaissance literature at Sarah Lawrence College.

Genine Lentine

Genine Lentine is an avid student of the spiral, novitiate of the waters, and apprentice to the flame. She lives in New York City.

Phillis Levin

A 1976 alumna of Sarah Lawrence College, Phillis Levin is the author of three volumes of poetry: Temples and Fields, winner of the Poetry Society of America's Norma Farber First Book Award; The Afterimage; and Mercury, published by Penguin in April 2001. She is also the editor of The Penguin Book of the Sonnet: 500 Years of a Classic Tradition in English, published by Penguin Books in November 2001; a separate edition of the anthology was published in England by The Penguin Press. She has been a fellow at The MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, and The Liguria Study Center for the Arts and Humanities in Bogliasco, Italy. She spent the year 2000 living in Italy as the Amy Lowell Poetry Travelling Scholar. Her other honors include an Ingram Merrill Grant, a 1995 Fulbright Fellowship to Slovenia, and a 2003 Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship. She is currently Professor of English and Poet-In-Residence at Hofstra University; she also teaches in the Graduate Writing Program at New York University.

James McCorkle

James McCorkle holds the M.F.A. from the Iowa Writer's Workshop at the University of Iowa, and the Ph.D. in English from the University of Iowa. The recipient of fellowships from the Ingram Merrill Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts in poetry, his poetry and essays have been widely published, including in several editions of Best American Poetry. He is also the author of The Still Performance: Writing, Self, and Interconnection (Virginia UP, 1989) and the editor of Conversant Essays: Contemporary Poets on Poetry (Wayne State UP, 1990). He has taught at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Keuka College, New York University, and Pratt Institute. He currently lives in Geneva, New York with his family.

Laura McKee

Laura McKee earned her MFA at the University of Washington. Her work has appeared in Cutbank, Nimrod, and the Denver Quarterly.

V. Penelope Pelizzon

V. Penelope Pelizzon lived for three years in Western Pennsylvania with her husband, poet Anthony Deaton. After trial and error, she learned to cook with venison and paddle a canoe on the Youghigheny. Her first book, Nostos (Ohio University Press, 2000), won the Poetry Society of America's Norma Farber First Book Award. She received a 2002 Pennsylvania Council on the Arts grant, and some of her recent writings appear or are forthcoming in The Hudson Review, The Kenyon Review and 32Poems. Currently she is writing a book about crime films of the 1930's and 40's, and teaching at the University of Connecticut, where she often bases poetry workshops around mythology, science, or translation.

Veronica Patterson

Veronica Patterson holds degrees in English from Cornell University, the University of Michigan, and the University of Northern Colorado—and an MFA from Warren Wilson College. Her first collection of poetry, How to Make a Terrarium, was published by Cleveland State University (1987). Her collection Swan, What Shores?(New York University Press, 2000) was a finalist for the Academy of American Poets' 2000 James Laughlin Award and won awards from the Colorado Center for the Book and from Women Writing the West. Her chapbook of prose poems, This Is the Strange Part, was published by Pudding House Publications in 2002. She has been supported by residencies at the Ucross Foundation, Hedgebrook, and Rocky Mountain National Park. Publications in which her poems have appeared include The Southern Poetry Review, The Louisville Review, The Sun, The Malahat Review, ACM, The Mid-American Review, The Montserrat Review, The Bloomsbury Review, Willow Springs, The Colorado Review, Many Mountains Moving, Dogwood, New Letters, Cimarron Review, The Beloit Poetry Journal, Runes, Prairie Schooner, and Lumina. She received Individual Artist's Fellowships from the Colorado Council on the Arts in 1984 and 1997. She grew up in Ithaca, New York, and lives in Loveland, Colorado.

Patrick Phillips

Patrick Phillips' first book, Chattahoochee, received a 2003 "Discovery" / The Nation Award, and was published by the University of Arkansas Press in 2004. His poems have appeared in many magazines, including recent issues of Poetry, DoubleTake, and Ploughshares. His honors include the Sjoberg Translation Prize of the American-Scandinavian Foundation, fellowships from MacDowell, Millay, and the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, and a Fulbright Scholarship at the University of Copenhagen. He is currently a MacCracken Fellow at New York University.

John Pursley III

John Pursley III received his M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Alabama, where he was poetry editor for the Black Warrior Review. Currently, he is an Assistant Professor of English at Delta State University in Cleveland, Mississippi. His work has appeared in many journals, including American Literary Review and Poetry. Two chapbooks of his work, A Conventional Weather (New Michigan Press) and When, by the Titanic (The Portlandia Group) will be published in the fall of 2006.

Eric Rawson

Eric Rawson's work has appeared Slate, American Poetry Review, Commonweal, Ploughshares, and other periodicals. He works in Los Angeles.

Natasha Sajé

Natasha Sajé's first book of poems, Red Under the Skin (Pittsburgh, 1994, 2nd printing 1996), was chosen from over 900 manuscripts to win the Agnes Lynch Starrett prize, and was later awarded the Towson State Prize in Literature. Sajé earned a B.A. from the University of Virginia, an M.A. from Johns Hopkins, and a Ph.D. from the University of Maryland at College Park. Her honors include the Bannister Writer-in-Residence at Sweet Briar College, the Robert Winner Award from the Poetry Society of America, and grants from the states of Maryland and Utah and Baltimore City; Sajé was a Maryland poet-in-the-schools 1989-1998. Her poems, reviews, and essays appear in many journals, including The Henry James Review, Essays in Literature, Kenyon Review, Paris Review, Parnassus, Chelsea, Gettysburg Review, Legacy: Journal of American Women Writers, Poetry, Ploughshares, Shenandoah, and The Writers Chronicle. Sajé teaches at Westminster College in Salt Lake City, where she administers the Weeks Poetry Series, and in the Vermont College MFA Writing Program.

Vijay Seshadri

A.B. Oberlin College; M.F.A. Columbia University. Author of two book of poetry: Wild Kingdom (1996 Graywolf) and The Long Meadow (2004 Graywolf); former editor at The New Yorker; essayist and book reviewer in The New Yorker, the New York Times Book Review, The Threepenny Review, The American Scholar and various literary quarterlies; recipient of The Paris Review’s Bernard F. Conners Long Poem Prize, a New York Foundation for the Arts grant, the James Laughlin Prize of the Academy of American Poets, the MacDowell Colony’s Fellowship for Distinguished Poetic Achievement, fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, and several area-studies fellowships from Columbia University. He teaches Poetry at Sarah Lawrence College.

William Shullenberger

William Shullenberger has recently published poems in Blueline and Mars Hill Review, as well as in the book which he co-wrote with his wife, Bonnie Shullenberger: Africa Time: Two Scholars' Seasons in Uganda. He has also published articles on Milton, seventeenth-century and nineteenth-century English poetry. He teaches English Renaissance and African Literature at Sarah Lawrence College.

Myrna Stone

Myrna Stone is the author of The Art of Loss, released by Michigan State University Press in 2001. Among her honors and awards are two fellowships from the Ohio Arts Council, a full fellowship to Vermont Studio Center, the 2002 Dr. O. Marvin Lewis Poetry Award, and the 2001 Ohio Poet of the Year Award. She lives in Greenville, Ohio in an 18th century house she and her husband moved from Rhode Island.

Kymberly Taylor

Kymberly Taylor teaches at the University of Notre Dame. Poems are forthcoming in Seneca Review and Italian Americana.

Brian Teare

Brian Teare is the recipient of Stegner, National Endowment for the Arts, and MacDowell Colony poetry fellowships. His poetry has appeared in Ploughshares, Boston Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, and Colorado Review, among other journals, and his first book, The Room Where I Was Born (in which "Begin, Beware--" appears), won the 2003 Brittingham Prize and will be published in the fall of 2003. Currently, he lives and teaches in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Kyle Thompson

Kyle Thompson currently teaches at The University of Louisville, where he holds an Axton Fellowship in Poetry. He has work published or forthcoming in Hotel Amerika, Antioch Review, Quarterly West, Seneca Review, Indiana Review, Georgia Review and elsewhere.

Susan Tichy

Susan Tichy’s third book, Bone Pagoda (Ahsahta Press, 2007), is an extended meditation on Vietnam – the country, the war, and the moral catastrophe signified by this word in American memory. It is underwritten by her experience as a war protester and as the wife of a combat veteran. Her first book, The Hands in Exile (Random House, 1983), was selected for the National Poetry Series and also received the Eugene Kayden Award for Poetry. Her second book, A Smell of Burning Starts the Day (Wesleyan University Press, 1988), resulted from research into human rights abuse in the Philippines during the Marcos years and her subsequent discovery of a family connection to comparable practices during the Philippine-American War of 1899-1902. Her poems have appeared in the US and Britain, and have been recognized by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, by a Pushcart Prize, and by nominations for the General Electric and Dewars Performing Arts Awards. In 2006 she received Indiana Review’s annual poetry prize, and in 1999 a selection of her mixed-genre work, Trafficke: An Autobiography received an award from the innovative prose journal, Quarter After Eight. “American Ghazals” is from her fourth collection, Gallowglass (forthcoming from Ahsahta). Since 1988 she has taught in the Graduate Writing Program at George Mason University in Virginia, and she also serves as poetry editor for Practice: New Writing + Art. When not teaching, she lives in a ghost town in the Colorado Rockies, but has also found bliss at the Hawthornden International Retreat for Writers at Hawthornden Castle in Scotland, on the rivers and canals of Vietnam’s Mekong Delta, and deep in the center of a very small pot of tea.

Jon Tribble

Jon Tribble lives in Carbondale, Illinois, with his wife, Allison Joseph, and he teaches literature and creative writing at Southern Illinois University. He is the managing editor of Crab Orchard Review and the series editor of the Crab Orchard Award Series in Poetry from Southern Illinois University Press. He has published poems in journals and anthologies, including Poetry, Ploughshares, Crazyhorse, Quarterly West, and The Jazz Poetry Anthology.

Connie Voisine

Connie Voisine was born and raised on the northernmost border between French-Canada and Maine and received degrees from Yale University, University of California at Irvine and University of Utah. Now she lives on the southernmost border of Mexico and New Mexico. Her first book, Cathedral of the North, won the AWP Award in poetry. Her second book, Dangerous for Girls, was recently completed. The poems in this manuscript have been published in Slate, Black Warrior Review, The Georgia Review, and other literary magazines. She teaches poetry writing in the MFA program at NMSU and lives in Mesilla, New Mexico, with her husband, writer Rus Bradburd.

G.C. Waldrep

G.C. Waldrep's first book of poems, Goldbeater's Skin, won the 2003 Colorado Prize. His work has received awards from the Academy of American Poets and the Poetry Society of America and has appeared in recent or forthcoming issues of Ploughshares, Kenyon Review, Boston Review, New England Review, New American Writing, and other journals. He is also the author of a nonfiction book, Southern Workers and the Search for Community. In 2005-06 he will serve as a visiting assistant professor of the humanities and social sciences at Deep Springs College in California.

Alison Watkins

Alison Watkins has been a faculty member in the Liberal Arts Department at Ringling School of Art and Design for the last ten years, teaching courses in poetry, literature and comparative arts. She holds an M.F.A. from Bard College, where her poetry earned the Milton Avery Award for the Arts. She received a Ph.D. in Literature from Florida State University, where her dissertation was a finalist in the South Atlantic Modern Language Association Studies Award for 1992. Her poetry has been published in Sulfur, Text, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Journal of Florida Literature, Pikeville Review, Snake Nation Review, Anhinga Press and Angelfish Press. She is an avid sailor and photographer.

Holly Welker

Holly Welker holds a BA in creative writing and an MFA in poetry from the University of Arizona, as well as a PhD in English literature from the University of Iowa. Her poetry, fiction and nonfiction have appeared or are forthcoming in such publications as Best American Essays 2005, Black Warrior Review, The Cream City Review, Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought, Gulf Coast, Hayden?s Ferry Review, The Iowa Review, Other Voices, PMS, Poetry International, The Spoon River Poetry Review, Sunstone, and TriQuarterly. She is an assistant professor of English and creative writing at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College. Born and raised in southeastern Arizona, she currently lives and write in northwestern Pennsylvania.

William Wenthe

William Wenthe’s two books of poems are Birds of Hoboken (Orchises 1995; reprinted 2003) and Not Till We Are Lost (LSU 2004), which received the Best Book of Poetry Award from the Texas Institute of Letters. He has received poetry fellowships from the NEA and the Texas Commission on the Arts; over the years have published poems in Poetry, The Paris Review, The Georgia Review, TriQuarterly, The Southern Review, Orion, Tin House, and other journals, including two appearances in the Pushcart Prize. He also writes critical essays on poetry, and teaches creative writing and modern poetry at Texas Tech University.

Sasha West

Sasha West holds an MA from Johns Hopkins University and is currently at work on her Ph.D. at the University of Houston where she holds Cambor and Ehrhardt fellowships. Her work has previously appeared in Third Coast, Gulf Coast, and Baltimore's City Paper. She will assume the managing editorship of Gulf Coast in July of 2003.

Jake Adam York

Jake Adam York is an assistant professor of English at the University of Colorado at Denver. His work has been published in SHENANDOAH, GREENSBORO REVIEW, SOUTHERN REVIEW, GULF COAST, and BLACKBIRD, among others, and his work has been twice nominated for a Pushcart Prize. His first book of poems, MURDER BALLADS, will be published by Elixir Press in the Fall of 2005.